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Krystal Lara is one of very few Latinas in her class at Stuyvesant High School, and in the pool. She’s backstroking her way toward the Olympics.

From The New York Times:

Her Parents Thought Swimming Lessons Were a Good Idea

Krystal Lara is one of very few Latinas in her class at Stuyvesant High School, and in the pool. She’s backstroking her way toward the Olympics.…

Former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

Good video about former Yale swimmer Siphiwe Baleka

http://www.foxsports.com/video?vid=396080195760

DAP News's Blog – May 2012 Archive (3)

IWSD Prompts House of Representatives to Act

United States House of Representatives formally acknowledges that water safety education should be included in primary and secondary schools. (H.RES.658)

May 15, 2012, marked the Inaugural International Water Safety Day prompting the United States House of Representative via H.RES.658 to formally acknowledge that water…

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Added by DAP News on May 16, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Swim lessons help minority children break cycle

From CNN.com, by Lan Trinh:

Wanda Butts dropped the phone and screamed when she heard the news that her son was dead.

Josh had drowned while rafting on a lake with friends. The 16-year-old didn't know how to swim, and he wasn't wearing a life jacket.

"I couldn't believe it, I didn't want to believe it: that just like that, my son had drowned and he was…

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Added by DAP News on May 11, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Just Swim For Life Program Launches with Big Goal

From NBC29.com, by Mary Dunleavy:

A record-breaking athlete is helping the Just Swim for Life Foundation launch a program to teach thousands of central Virginia kids to swim.

Kids filled the bleachers of the Smith Aquatics and Fitness Center in Charlottesville Sunday to hear a motivational talk from swimmer…

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Added by DAP News on May 8, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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